Students Collaborate with Mike McCready for New Song

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edited February 2018 in The Porch
Students Collaborate with Mike McCready for New Song
News February 13 2018

Mike invited 5 students, who'd never previously met, to Pearl Jam’s studio for an evening of songwriting and recording. Franky, Sergio, Logan, Rickardo, and Joseph are all current students or alumni of Treehouse, a Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to providing youth in foster care with opportunities to pursue their dreams.

PJ's touring techs walked the students through setting up the instruments and gear and the sound engineers gave them a step-by-step tutorial of the recording process. Then, Mike handed each student an instrument. Within 2 hours, the group wrote and recorded a song called "Try So Hard," to be released by HockeyTalkter Records later this year with proceeds benefiting Treehouse for Kids.


  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 5,843
    That’s really cool!

    Looks like Mike is wearing a hearing aide. I think that’s in my future as well. 
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,249
    Mike McCready is the best!!!!
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 135,833
    best guy nin rocknrol!
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,409
    I just love the organizations with whom these gentlemen work.  As a kid, music in my life made all the difference.  I hope it does for these kiddos as well.
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 1,226
    Thanks !
  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 6,219
    Awesome! Great job, Mike!
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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,738
    :smiley: :clap:
    Nice beat box! Looking forward to hearing the full song
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,066
    I think Mike has officially collaborated with every person that owns an instrument in the Pacific Northwest.
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  • 3days3days Posts: 768
    Really enjoyed the video, and am looking forward to the song. A lot of organizations like Treehouse and Big Brothers/Big Sisters really have a profound impact on kids. It's great to see it in action.
  • I really enjoyed this story.  Thanks for posting!
  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 844
    Heard about this on the radio. Truly impressed by the commitment these guys have to the local community. Just awesome!!
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  • vercemanverceman Posts: 394
    Anyone know when and where the actual song can be heard?
  • SarahSarah TorontoPosts: 716
    Very, very cool!
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  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,396
    Mike McCready is good. The world is better because he is in it.  
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,043
    Way to go, Mike!  So cool!
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  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    This is an amazing story--go Mike!!
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